Selfies with a Shark
Last week we held the Ninth Annual Inc. Military Entrepreneur Program (MEP) at Inc.’s Grow Your Company Conference (GrowCo) in Nashville.
The Inc. MEP is an initiative we began in 2011 to help active service members, veterans and their family members start, run, and expand businesses. Participants receive mentoring, education, networking, resources and information, all provided through Inc.’s special events, online platform, and business conferences.
This year at GrowCo, we invited a delegation of 19 Military Entrepreneurs. Inc. provided them with free registration, front row VIP seating, two mentor lunches with Inc. 5000 CEOs and a special Meet & Greet with keynote speaker, Mark Cuban. The strength of the program has always been the willingness and generosity of the Inc. 5000 CEOs to give back to a community that has given so much to this country.
Mark Cuban’s interaction with the participants was inspirational! He can have his controversial moments, but his support of entrepreneurs, in general, and military entrepreneurs, in particular, is genuine and heartfelt. At the Meet & Greet, he spoke with each and every delegate, took selfies, offered business advice, encouragement and words of wisdom. It was a real treat for the group! Check out the pictures.